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CYPRUS: CLASH OF OLIGARCHIES AND GEOPOLITICS, PART ONE

I really don't know where to begin this series, nor how, and I do so with some trepidation, and for that matter, more than my usual amount of it. Whenever I blog, I am acutely aware of the fact that there is a certain responsibility I have, and chief among these is to make it abundantly clear to my readers that a large part of what I do here is speculation. Oftentimes I call it high octane speculation. But today, and for the next few blogs (however long it takes me to get my thoughts down in words), even the phrase "high octane speculation" seems inadequate, for in a certain punning sense, what we are dealing with in the case of the rape and theft of Cypriots' money is a case of high octane speculation, on the part of the criminal oligarchical classes of Western finance and of the European Union in particular. But there's a healthy dose of Russian oligarchical corruption in play here as well.

In short, I think what we are looking at here is as much a geopolitical crisis as an economic one, and the stakes are quite high.  By way of background, we would do well to remember one overarching geopolitical principle adhered to by the Western oligarchs since it was first enunciated by British geopolitician Sir Halford MacKinder: He who controls the Eurasian heartland (by which he meant Eastern Europe and a considerable portion of Eurasian Russia)  controls the World Island (by which he meant the great world island comprised of Europe, Asia, and Africa). He who controls the world island, with the bulk of the world's resources, controls the world.  It is important to recall that as recently as Zbbnw Brzznsk's (that's Zbigniew Brzezinski to those unfamiliar with my vowelless disdain for the man) The Grand Chessboard this geopolitical dogma of the Western oligarchs has simply been "revised and extended" but not abandoned.

Remember that struggle for the Eurasian Heartland, for it explains much of modern history: the turn of the German General Staff from the West to the East during World War One, the harsh terms imposed by Imperial Germany on Russia at Russia's surrender in 1918 and the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk; it explains Hitler's obsession with Lebensraum and eastward expansion at Russia's expense, and in short, the basic tension between those two powers. Bear Germany and Russia in mind, because we will return to it in this article, for the nightmare of western geopolitics (besides Cardinal Richlieu's nightmare of a unified German state) is a rapprochement between those two states. This in large part explains the shockwaves felt in Whitehall and the City of London when Hitler and Stalin concluded their infamous 1939 Non-Aggression Pact.

In that geopolitical background, it was a pillar of British policy to prevent southward Russian expansion in Asia, and to keep China weak and...well, high on opium.  It remains a policy of the West, with the United States playing the role of the British Empire. In short, the geopolitical game, and thereby, the financial game, has not changed in almost three centuries: Russia is to be financially and geopolitically "contained" and, hopefully, broken up. It is in this context that we must understand G.H.W. Bush's "assurance" to Mikhail Gorbachev in the wake of the crackup of the Soviet Union that NATO would not be expanded into Eastern Europe or the former Soviet Republics. Bush lied of course, and the Yeltsyn-era cronyism and rape of Russia was replaced by Putin, who was not going to roll over and die for the Western oligarchs.

Enter Cyprus, and our story, for Cyprus quickly became a haven for the money of the late Soviet-era and Yeltsyn-era oligarchs. (See One of the Most Important Events in History and Gold).  Thus, lurking behind the story of the European banks' attempt to steal the savings of Cypriots, is the longer-running story of the attempt of Western banksters to rape Russia, and the long-running conflict between them and the nationalistic interests represented by Vladimir Putin & Co.

The problem is, the Russians got wind of it (I mean, c'mon here folks, Mr. Putin is the "KGB president", and the idea that Russian intelligence doesn't monitor the activities of Western central and prime banks is...well, absurd). Anyway, the Russians got wind of the planned theft, and withdrew their money prior to the announcement (See Troops Betrayed in Cyprus Bank grab... as Russians seize Two Billion Pounds).

Now... this is where the story gets interesting... but that will have to wait for tomorrow.

See you on the flip side.

30 thoughts on “CYPRUS: CLASH OF OLIGARCHIES AND GEOPOLITICS, PART ONE”

  1. It appears that this has nothing to do with the Banks or the EU. Rather it is a war for gas. Two very enlightening articles.
    EU Caught Playing Dirty and it’s all about Russian Gas:
    EU tried to get Cyprus to agree to partially fund an EU bailout package by putting a levy on bank deposits and offering account-holders compensation in the form of potential gas futures. This is where the EU was caught playing dirty—and it’s all about Russia. Russian oligarchs use Cyprus for their offshore banking needs, and as such hold a lot of the bigger accounts that would have been targeted under this scheme. The EU would never have done this in the past because Russia would have just turned off the gas spigots that control European supplies. What’s behind the new bravado? Quite simply, 122 trillion cubic feet of Mediterranean gas in the Levant Basin, discovered by Israel (in a US-Israeli partnership), and in Lebanon, Syria and Cyprus. If all goes well, the estimated 425 billion cubic meters (16 trillion cubic feet) of gas found in Israel’s Leviathan field will eventually be pumped via undersea pipeline directly to Turkey and then on to Europe. Another Israeli gasfield, Tamar, has 250 billion cubic meters (9 trillion cubic feet) and production should begin in April. This is Europe’s answer to the Russian gas stranglehold. It’s no longer afraid of Russia turning the spigot off.

    http://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/EU-Caught-Playing-Dirty-and-its-all-about-Russian-Gas.html

    1. And this U.S. accomplishes takeover of the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Fields-

      Since the first deposits were found, the Israeli government showed an odd obsession with Noble Energy, an oil and gas company from Houston, Texas. This company systematically collected operation and drilling licenses. In March 2013, it owns 79% of the proven gas reserves and 100% of the operation licenses. Noble delegates works to subcontractors. No other company requested licenses, maybe they were afraid of a regional war; hence the Israeli government gave them away to the first bidder. In October 2012, the president of Australian Woodside Petroleum met with Prime Minister Netanyahu, in an attempt to buy 30% of the Leviathan field.

      As of now, this deal has not been concluded. In other words, the USA drills and operates the larger part of the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Fields. There is enough gas there to provide Israel’s entire energy consumption for decades. The country will slowly move from its coal-operated electricity plants to gas-operated ones, and much gas will be left for the Americans to play with. Even the gas consumed in Israel will generate commissions for the Americans. In this context, the humble and compassionate public request of President Obama from Netanyahu to end the conflict with Turkey, expressed during his recent visit to Israel, must be seen in a new color; “Imperial Cold” is its name.

      http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/03/23/u-s-accomplishes-takeover-of-the-eastern-mediterranean-gas-fields/

      1. amazing info you’ve posted, Gail- keep it up- greatly appreciated-

        but you seem to be a person who looks waaay outside the box of the illusion of money- which is why I responded to your last posting (as if my own “cheap opinion” really means anything to anyone else)- you’re obviously also open to the concept (as I am) that there are other forces out there controlling money/politics, etc.-

        if I’m mis-reading you let me know in no uncertain terms-

        many regards- stay well-

        Larry in Germany

        1. Existentially, what you say about opinions is true, for every – Body, has one if you get my drift so it seems none of them make a difference.

          But NO, I disagree with your confession.

          To me all the sic –‘opinions out and in(???) SPOKEN here (written really but I talk while I read to hear the ‘tone’ of the subject matter)

          are WORTHWHILE— even the stuff I cant stand!

          Got to run out the door to attend a meeting I hope I become fond of?

          Have a good day ya all!

        2. ty Joseph and Larry.

          Well here is the thing, i have dedicated my time and my life for the last two years supporting all alternate news pages. Quite frankly, I am sickened and horrified that the Western nations have allowed themselves to be led by what can only be described as a bunch of low class , evil, stupid bunch of criminals. They have in the process brought down 3,000 years of history to it’s knees and destroyed Western society for all time. I am reminded of the Cathar Crusade, except this has been on a global scale. From the Vatican and their child sex abuse and money laundering, to the bankers blatant criminal activities with Libor manipulation and the Gold and silver price manipulation to say nothing about the securitisation of mortgages, to the disgusting human rights abuses from Vietnam , to South America, Afghanistan, Iraq , Libya and now Syria. the “black”detention centres around the world and the Nazi CIA Zionist Jesuit plan to control the world in a one world government and one world bank, and include in all of this the genocide of GM , vaccines, AIDS, Ebola, bio flu, Chem trials, leaking Nuclear power stations across the USA etc and the plan to depopulate the planet, never mind the horrors of Mkultra …. I am sickened that the West has fallen so low. In fact I am furious!

          Joseph has played a huge role in exposing the truth, on a daily basis and I am grateful for all he has taught me. So any time I can pass on a “tit bit” lol as he calls it, only a pleasure.

          I run a web site that I update daily with links to some of the best independent reporting available. Reuters, CNN, BBC. Fox and Sky are not listed:)

          check it out http://www.scenarionews.org

          1. Interesting web-site Gail.

            I like the part or section — information clearing house. The squeeze is being put on the internet. One may want a particular blog but it posted in the search as number 15,692 because it hasn’t given big daddy the higher payments. Who in the world has the time to go through that. Links or information clearing is a way to by-past or undermine this creeping form of censure-ship.

            I like that picture of Darth Vadar, ha, ha! I heard he made 60 some million(s) investing in ‘privatized prisons?” I don’t know how true this is because who has the time and resources to authenticate all of what we read? Certainly not me! Besides, I am too lazy for I let others do the work. I defend myself by saying, “it’s not really work if they are ‘inspired’ to do so?”

            I just stick with themes that affect me personally. Like the post I just made to Robert. In the mad dash to get at the origins of CURRRENT EVENTS we may over-look a few points Farrell makes in his books. Heck, for that matter sometimes Farrell gets caught in the shuffle, overlooks no – to be a bit softer, he may ‘forget that all these Financial misdeeds might result directly from ETs themselves (in a way he does but I think he uses the back-door approach). I didn’t say this right or I could have put it better.

            If ETs exists and they can fool around with a bomb’s programing mechanisms then who says they cant fool around with the programmer’s mind or brain? (I think ETs were around before DARPA —if ETs even exist, ha, ha! But now we getting out of the ‘safe zone’ into the realm of ‘Whackos!” I am babbling.

            I like at the top of the screen of your web-site where you show< I imagine or assume, your motto. = Ignorance in the Age of Information or to be more precise "In The Age Of Information, Ignorance Is A Choice!"

            Ignorance is more like a NECESSITY for to see everything we couldn't go on. Of course it's non-sensical but I practice a form of Hinduism in my spare time called — Aviata. yoga which is particular interested in Ignorance or what I can understand of it being Ignorant myself. Like what is happening to us when Producers manufacture it wholesale and retail?

            I use to pour out in the streets to organize and protest but today blogs sometimes work for me instead. I did attend some quite a few demonstrations for health care in Chicago with my wife. I may do so in the future but quite frankly being newly single again I seem to run out of steam.

            Yes, we need more Information clearing houses to clean out all the garbage! (and its a good idea to include vet's because they often see first hand the effects of bad policy!)

            __________________

            P.S. I would have posted this on your site or emailed you but I wanted the group in here to see it for information purposes.

          2. thx guys. I update it daily except for Sunday, or when the internet goes down. lol . Lot of people out there doing it for nada. And they all deserve support.

            I agree about the demonstrations, not my cup of tea, I am a small person and getting on a bit in age. though I enjoy singing along with the you tube stuff, especially enjoyed “Whose Street! Our Street! Occupy Wall Street!” cats and I were jiving! lol

            I do believe that Consciousness does wonders, and reaches a tipping point, 5 % as I recall or is it 10%? That is all it takes. So here is to all the warriors out there and the brave people like Aaron, Splitting the Sky , Russel Means, Aaron Russo, Breitbart, Rick Clay, William Cooper, the list is endless … and Joseph of course 🙂

          3. Gail, I appreciate your posts and keen analysis. I’m adding your website to my ever growing list of resources to regularly visit and share. You cover a good bit of ground and nicely done as well. I subscribe to over 60 alternative lists and RSS news feeds daily (many of the same) and can barely manage to focus on my principle ones, much less organize on a website such as you do. Thank you for all that you put into it! That’s what I value about Dr. Farrell’s blog: many sharp eyes and minds covering critical issues, diverse perspectives, and generous sharing! I absolutely agree about a shift in Consciousness being the key and it’s happening, slowly. None of the brave ‘warriors’ efforts have been in vain … our numbers are increasing and I think we have reached the critical tipping point as time will surely prove ….

      2. I’ve been avoiding the mainstream prattle over Cyprus and now am glad I did after reading your take on what actually has transpired over there.
        In return as a gesture of gratitude I can only offer the title of a book which I recently read that lays it out better than any other single source I know. Psychological Warfare and the New World Order by Servando Gonzalez. I believe it was brought to my attention here by either Robert B or ELM. Whomever it was, thank you too!

        1. It was ELM, and I read it as well.

          Castro will never be the same,
          in my mind’s eye.

          It added a wicked twist, to my already,
          alice-through-the-looking-glass point of view.

    2. I think it is more likely that it is Israel’s dream to replace Russia as Europe’s chief gas supplier. I think most of Europe, at least the Germans, are quite happy with Russian gas supplies and are locked into multi-year contracts. It all depends on who controls your government– banksters or anti-bankster nationalists. Also, those middle east gas fields are highly disputed as to ownership. It would seem to me it would be in Cypress’ best interest to get Russians involved in their gas development in order to give them protection from the greedy, dishonest, cut throat Turks. Same with Greece. My bet is we will see Russia overseeing both their gas explorations. Turks wouldn’t dare encroach on their gas fields then. Of course, now this raises the specter of Israel instigating wars amongst its competitors… and Russia instigating wars amongst its competitors. Now all the sudden a larger mid east war could be in Russia’s interest. Either way it is years away and the banksters need cash now.

      Also, if the Cypress gas is so prized, the EU would be coddling them and not making such harsh demands in my estimation.

  2. May I recomend a book to you Mr. Farrell Pentagonism by Juan Bosch depossed president of the Dominican Republic. It about forty years old but I think the thesis of the book still stands colonies were excusses to loot the home country because that was where the money was. Look the the book up if you can find it. And thanks Robert for the Max Keiser Report.

  3. As megalomaniac and unreal as The Grand Chessboard vision is it is trumped resoundingly by economics these day. The US simply cannot afford to capture Eurasia and the Caspian Basin. It can’t even begin to afford thes esacades in the middle east as they stand right now. Eventually that cold hard reality will exert itself. It would be more realistic for the US to claim the the resource prize in central and south America nearer to home and let China and Russia have what is in their neighborhood. Thing is much, much more money gets sucked up by the military/industrial complex in these logistically distant wars. That is why they favor them.

    1. Hey emlong…thanks for the comment, and I have to agree with you…it’s both economically and militarily insane…but these people live in their own little matrix world, surrounded by so much power they think they can do anything. Anyway, thanks for the comment

    2. “The US simply cannot afford to capture Eurasia and the Caspian Basin”-

      I dunno, emlong, I’m no expert on anything, but my gut instinct tells me that many (not ALLl, of course) of the testamonies of Douglas Dietrich simply must be taken seriously: the USA is a hot-air baloon backed by non-existent funds backing inflated egos (those wind-bags in power) who inflate the media who/which in turn inflates the egos of a totally wind-bagged, ignorant population (but “well educated” and absolutely convinced the US has a special blessing from “God”) that actually believes “your vote counts!” and continues to live in a stupor of unlimited entertainment and sports events-

      the only thing the US can do anymore is manufacture weapons of mass destruction, a few cars (water filters also- ever heard of “Berkey Light”?- but “not yet available in Iowa” according to sales slogan- how “global”!) and market propaganda films- start with film “Argo” (won Oscar- how convenient)-

      I could go on and on but will cease- many thanks for your posting-

      regards- stay well-

      Larry in Germany

      1. I agree with your assessment of America’s state of health. I also lean towards emlong’s and Farrell’s agreement with him on how things are. Also, Gail’s idea of the gas situation. The not too old occupuppy’s quote (yes – remember them?) Blood for Oil, cliché. That still bodes well with me. So the Ayes have it.

        They say behaviors that are rewarded are repeated. It’s like when someone bums a cigarette off you. By giving them one you practically have garenteed their nuisance bumming behavior and motivated them to come back and bother you some more. (I quit smoking a yr. and a 1/2 ago so the pests leave me alone. I really enjoy telling people who ask me for a light or a butt, “I don’t smoke anymore, ha, ha! I guess it’s a cruel satisfaction of accomplishment. I don’t have no Phd for bragging rights. Just a plain old general or should I say geriatric BA —but it helps when confronted by all these dogmatists and Christian fundamentalists on a mission. Agree with them but in a sneaky kind of way and they hate it. They don’t appreciate being ‘disarmed’ by their own words and tactics. You then have your soft revenge for their invading your sense of privacy in public places?)

        Take the money out of war and things would probably change overnight!!!! I don’t foresee that happening anytime soon. Tons of Social Security IOWS is one backdoor way of financing, prolonging the bloodshed! That’s awful! Money that was once meant to help prevent poor old widows from eating dog food on the other side of the tracks.

        All this shit has got to end soon.(unfortunately I don’t see that happening anytime either!)

        There’s something about MIGHT that is still worth looking closer at. Social Darwinism or the survival of the fittest is wrong but has some truth to it? I see, like Foucault our country becoming one great big penal Institution and with the muscle to back it up.

        The only wild card I see is this secret weapons business Farrell writes about????? But then if only the Nazis have them I think I rather have Hussan Obama as my slave master than some hybrid third or fourth generation Nazi wannabe. Now if all the geopolitical blocks have these weapons then like Marc-a-veil-ly (I cant spell his real name but you know) comes in or enters the picture as a strategy then “we—whose we? might have at least some checks and balances.

        Have you ever had a gun barrel pointed in your face. It looks and feels like a god-dam cannon! Somehow, someway somebody has got to take the ‘toys’ off of these psychotic grown-up kids called our LEADERS. Who’s big enough to do that? Another Messiah, not likely. (maybe a very dark messiah?)

        Maybe, Baudrillard’s idea of a fatal strategy has merit — Do Nothing or like the chinese wui wei (kind of like what LSM was hinting about sic ‘opinions?” LET IT ALL FISSLE OUT INTERNALLY.)

        Now here’s what I THINK (in my own crystal ball will probably happen if…?).

        Just like some James Cagney movie THEIR/THEM’s going to blow up the world AGAIN!!!!!!!

        …IF, if Farrell is correct about the past! (as they say in a Court of Law — it has a precedent, Your Honor?)

        Thanks for letting me share.

  4. I love your high-octane speculation, Dr. Farrell, because my gut instinct/inner voice tells me you are right (which is why I follow your work)-

    but there has to be another unknown force at work here; if the Nazis were truly concerned about expanding their “Lebensraum” they would’ve massacred the retreating British soldiers at Dunkirk (Hitler told his Generals to stand down) which would’ve enabled a German invasion of GB a walk-over- not to mention according to Peter Levenda in “Unholy Alliance” the invading German army after having sliced through most of Russia like a hot knife through butter stopped and SAT for 2 months (in summer clothing) ca. 200 miles short of Moscow giving the Soviets enough time to re-group and the coming severe Russian winter to form and subsequently decimate the German troops-

    not to mention General Paulus’s request to withdraw German troops from Stalingrad as they were being surrounded by the Soviets and his request from the high command in Berlin was denied- and we know what then occured- the battle of Kursk was practically on the same level- and if one is interested in connecting dots the last Russian sub to sink under mysterious circumstances (at least what was publicized) was named “Kursk”-

    there just simply has to be an unknown, occult force at work not only controlling finances-

    Larry

    1. Actually Larry, I have to make a correction. The German Army Group Center did not just stop and sit at Smolensk (which is where you’re talking about) for two months. What happened was that Hitler ordered a fundamental change in the operational plan of Unternehmung Barbarossa at the point that Smolensk fell. There were strong Russian forces under Marshal Budyenny in and around Kiev offering stiff resistance to Generalfeldmarschal von Rundstedt’s Army Group South. Hitler ordered Generaloberst Heinz Guderian’s Second Panzergroup (Panzerarmee actually), to turn SOUTH from Smolensk to encircle the Russian forces in the Kiev Pocket in a link up with First Panzer Group under Ewald von Kleist east of Kiev. By the time that this operation was concluded and the Second Panzer Group was back in position for the assault on Moscow, it was already October. This was one of two strategic decisions that Hitler made during the war that cost him the war, the other being a rejection of the so-called Mediterranean Plan of Goering and Raeder (of which the Dunkerque decision was but a small part) in July 1940. When Guderian heard of Hitler’s decision in August 1941 he was justifiably apopleptic, and flew to Rastenburg to try to dissuade him. It wasn’t to be the last time Guderian and Hitler lost their tempers and got into a shouting match.

      1. many thanks for the correction/expansion on this concept, Dr. Farrell- greatly appreciated!- my read sources have been much more limited than yours 🙁

        anyway, Dr. Farrell, how do you manage to keep all of this info in its most minute detail in your head?!- you never cease to blow my mind-

        many regards and stay well!-

        Larry

        1. I could go into how Farrell does it —keep all this data inside his head’ but I wont because I NOT Farrell. (thank God someone might say, ha, ha!)

          I will say, there are some medicine men (not exactly a kosha term) down in South America who have been known to ‘catagorize’ somewhere around 13 to 15 thousands names for plants! ( if we can take some Anthropologists word for it?)

          It’s really amazing the structural hard-ware contained in a brain (that is if you look at the brain as if it were a container?)

          Recent studies have shown why geniuses are geniuses. (they do what everybody else does in a certain time frame but do it more often) I am not exactly in agreement with this but it’s ‘close?”

  5. I think the overall thrust of policy within the DEEP politics at the center($) of power are keeping the monopolies of money/energy/food within “their” matrix of control. In the next circle is the use of that power to impliment strategies like your discussion os ZB’s Ectral Eurasia policies. Putin(the circle he represents) appears to be operating to maintain Russi’a “independence” within the geopolitical game. What I want to see is a breakaway from the central matrix’s grip on money; because, then the game unwinds.
    Bye the by Max addresses Cypress, especially at the end of this show with his guest.
    Max Keiser reports (E421) Financial Fascism

    http//:www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX7ZXNJZMrE

      1. ROBERT,

        Thanks for this video,

        I don’t really have the time to watch Keiser on a regular basis so I appreciated the goodies you occasionally post. I got a kick out of his dance act. (sometimes I am weary of satire in the news for I believe it’s not opening up our minds but a form of subtle desensitizing like when they show starving-kids on TV and two seconds later one of those happy, happy commercials is/are presented instead of the grief that such events should cause/elicit in us > the burn-outs of the world! )

        I don’t think that’s the case with Keiser for maybe he’s on the Russian (RT) payroll so less censure-ship, just maybe?

        I like his strong words! VOMIT! That’s a pretty strong word or ‘evaluation’ don’t you think so? I think what he means by this is that financial(buzzword)fascism almost makes one sick to their stomachs when one thinks about it? [[[[[(((((Keiser would have made a great addition to the staff of an old sixties defunct publication or magazine called the “National Lampoon.” (they had some great stuff in it!)))))]]]]]]

        The reason I brought this up is I am trying to read through ‘Seeds of Destruction” but it’s slow going because of all the distractions. I am managing to almost read a chapter a day. These two following sentences catch my eye:

        In the chapter 5 called “The Brotherhood of Death: under Human Guinea Pigsm’ — about Rockerfeller’s influence:

        “He was also engaged in setting up cheap labor manufacturing directly on the island, far away from prying US health and industrial safety regulators, under a government program named Operation Bootstrap. Operation Bootstrap was launched in 1947 to offer US firms the benefit of a cheap labor force as well as generous tax holidays.(1)”

        The author meant Puerto Ricans NOT Mexicans. That surprised me! I am trying the gradual approach in my learning process about how influencial Rockerfeller is/was in creating this STRUCTURAL-crap we call a “Society!”

        But I can take only so much of it at-a-time! Earlier, I wanted to read a book out a while ago about Rockerfeller and the origins of the US Medical Establishment but looked at the table of contents and decided to go slow.

        This stuff can really make you sick finding out and confirming some of our earlier suspicions. Almost like Keiser says, “Vomit your guts out!”

        Only in this case “Rockerfeller and the Medical Establishment kind of puke is the good kind?????

        Get all the cancerous pulky mistaken beliefs/myths out of us so we can FINALLY heal ourselves, you know what I mean!

        I don’t know? This Keiser guy is good at what he does. (have to watch out for the good ones though, ha, ha! The real pro’s in the field can easily get you to believe them where one forgets their critical-thinking skills, but I believe this guy is on the level, for wherever he’s at?)

        Like someone once stated in here —–INTERESTING TIMES!

  6. Hello Joe,

    Although it isn’t along the path of your wondering as the article suggests, I still am interested in Russia being the good guy and bailing out Cyprus debt using some of those funny-money certificates-you write about? (Kind of like two can play at this crooked, rigged, switch-a-roo, business as usual game?)

    Yeah, it is an appealing mention about Put-on Putin’s association with the head of snoops dept. KGB. [(stupidity is costly and unlike Daddy Bush’s former CIA directorship, the Ruskies have been at this game much longer?)I think, —(I don’t know what I am talking about sometimes for ‘high octane speculation’ is a little like being in a labaryith with no thin thread to guide us out of all this amaz(ing) confusion) I’ll still stick with the good old fashion dirty-tricks theory? It works just about every time?)]

    Yes, that Ziggy you so dislike, that despicable guy if I remember correctly once said Central Asia is the New America and between the lies implied —to replace the raped and plundered old America which once was a dream land of almost unbelievable resources! Maybe Central Asia still is!

    As you mention, they – the banksters may have control of all this new/hidden or secret technology BUT owning good old —OLD resources or at least limiting everybody’s else’s access to them is just as important a strategy for now. In all these Grand Schemes… First thing first.

    And one more thing before I go out shopping for mattresses for my new place. I learned from reading Babylon’s Banksters that sometimes all one has to do is tie everybody else’s hands with the Rule of Law and keep your own hands untied. Freed to move about. (or maybe the Banksters have made a ‘bed’ and now we are ‘forced’ to live in it? (or to be more blunt all this kind of reminds me of an old hobo-saying, “don’t shit the bed!” Meaning do your business far, far away — and I would say Siberia and Central Asia is about as far away in most Americans’ minds just short of jumping off this planet of ours, no wait, not certainly mine’s!”

    That book (physics) discussion group I attended over at a bookstore over in Cambridge the other night was interesting. A former Physicist (you guessed it, his dept. got the AXE) moderated it. He was defending the good-old-fashioned scientific method (theories) when comparing it to all the other theories for example postmodernism disguised as Quantum REALITY.

    All I got out of it was a sense of ‘Frames within Frames.” Man ABSTRACTIONS WITHIN ABSTRACTIONS! or high octane speculation as you put it. I think if YOU were there, he would have said we still have to have a sense of “thingness and elegance” (whatever that really means) in Science.

    Oh well, and what is the price of rice in China nowadays? Have a good day even though I cant afford the price of dinner — you go out and have one with good friends. After all what is Living really for?
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